Tips on emotional management

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UNAIR NEWS – On the previous article on regulating amid pandemic , it can be seen that the management or regulation of emotions for human being is important. That is because it can have an impact, both physically and psychologically.

Therefore, Tri Kurniati Ambarini, M.Psi., Psychologist, lecturer of Faculty of Psychology from Department of Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Universitas Airlangga shared tips for managing emotions during fasting amid Covid-19 pandemic.

Establish targets and responsibilities

Rearranging targets and ways to achieve targets in worship during Ramadan is the first way that can be done. For example, the habit of tarawih every night in the mosque can be adjusted to praying with family members every night.

Then, make a list of tasks or responsibilities that must be completed, both office, school, or home assignments. Setting the priorities can be a solution to complete the task in stages and adapt to the rhythm of worship activities carried out at home.

“Set your priorities and complete tasks gradually and adjust the rhythm with worship activities at home,” explained the lecturer known as Rini.

Identify and handle situation

Identifying situations that easily bring negative emotions can be done. The negative emotions are in the form of anger, sadness, disappointment, fear, loneliness, and others.

“If possible avoid this situation by doing other activities that are equal but having the same outcomes,” she said.

Next is handling the situation by establishing a worship corner at home. It does not have to be big, but try to do worship activities in that place, so the atmosphere of Ramadan is still felt.

Start new habits

Another tip is to make a new ritual or habit in accordance with the Shari’a in the family. The custom is related to the implementation of worship during the month of Ramadan involving all family members.

“Involving all family members will make the ritual fun for everyone,” she said.

Rini also revealed that it is better to appreciate achievements in worship in order to avoid feelings of despair or disappointment towards ourselves. One of them can be started by understanding the limitations of self during a pandemic situation. (*)

Author: Ulfah Mu’amarotul Hikmah

Editor: Binti Q Masruroh

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